Joshua Felty is looking to collaborate as Inker, Letterer, Penciler, Writer.
I love to tell a good story in pictures and words. I love drawing, practicing techniques for drawing, studying the anatomy of all objects, and painting. I truly enjoy the comics medium in all forms, especially the most recent comic releases (Miller's "Sin City", Kirkman's "The Walking Dead" series, etc.) I look forward to adding my talent to the comic realm because I feel there is a whole universe of opportunity in comics, one that has not been fully realized due to certain creative constraints.
I am a big fan of Frank Miller's work both in writing and illustration. I am also a huge Alex Ross fan. Both of these guys are true artists, artists that have affected the world of comic books like Christ changed faith. I also admire the talent of Garth Ennis and Kevin Eastman. Here lately, I've run across a newer talent by the name of Robert Kirkman. Ironically, I work with one of his best friends, which is a trip. This guy has written "The Walking Dead", "Tales of the Realm", and the classic "Invincible". I truly admire his work because he brings a whole new face to the role of a comic writer: he grips you with his stories and never lets go!
I love working on violent, detailed stories that depict beautifully life-like art and intense focus on detail. I am currently drawing up ideas and writing a comic script for an adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes character. I am writing and drawing out ideas for the layout of the first volume of this tale which I tentatively call "Baker Street".
I am also beginning work on a new series entitled "Kingdom of America" which is basically several different stories combined into one about the America we do not see. The series will include mini-stories (in essence, a story per volume)centering around a pistol-wielding truck-driver named Vic, a hitchhiking whore/assassin by the name of Candy, and a drug-running scroundrel they call "Boss". It's a violent tale, really, one with many multi-faceted heroes, criminals, whores, and junkies.
My background is this: I have not published a piece of literature, let alone comic work, in my life. But here's the thing: I'm going to. I have full confidence that if I bust my butt and pull everything together with the right amount of discipline and perserverance I can publish my work independently, with no constraints.
"Baker Street" - volume one "Shadowed Land" - pg 11
Panel 1 - In the cloud of night, a 19th century coach pulls up to the Barrier Inn in the White Chapel district of London. Snow is falling.
1 - Watson's journal: Three minutes past eight, we approach our destination.
2 - Watson's journal: It will be our abode and base of operations until the killer is found.
Panel 2 - Medium view of Holmes and Watson, dressed in common clothes and hats, exit the coach. The driver looks around to them, his breath visible in the cold night air.
1 - Holmes: Keep in mind that our PLIGHT may be NEAR.
2 - Holmes: There are WATCHING eyes everywhere. We must be alert.
Panel 3 - Bird's eye of Watson turning to pay the coach driver, snow falling all around.
1 - Coach driver: Thank you much, good sir!
2 - Watson: Is there any sign of an end to this wretched weather?
3 - Not for sure, sir.
Panel 4 - Close view of Watson dropping the pence into the coach driver's hand.
1 - Coach driver: There's not much room left for hope these days.
Panel 5 - Close view of Holmes, lighting his cigarette.
1 - Watson: I thought you still smoked the pipe, Holmes.
2 - Holmes: No, Watson.
3 - Holmes: Had to quit that bad habit for the cigarette.
4 - Holmes: There might be hope yet.
Entered on 5/7/2005